Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis welcomed the Lithuanian community and many friends. Looking at his watch, he informed the audience that it was already 11 March in Lithuania and that the 25th anniversary of re-establishing the modern state of Lithuania could officially start.
Rokas Radzevičius, Aistė Smilgevičiutė, Gediminas Žilys, Mantvydas Kodis. Photo Ludo Segers

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